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Poster: skybob1 Date: Oct 15, 2007 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Illegal downloading

A Moral dilemma. I have never illegally downloaded music as I believe in paying for good tunes. I also love vinyl such that I purchase any album released in that format so. I have this program that will convert records in to mp3s but it`s such a time consuming ballache. The question is, should I download albums illegally (free) if I`ve payed money for the vinyl version?

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

That's a tough one and I commend your integrity. I’ve been in that situation myself. I bought a CD Recorder and put much of my vinyl onto CDs using that. However, as you alluded to, this can be a time consuming effort as you have to sit there and listen to the music in real time (no problem there), but getting the tracks marked properly can be a bit tedious.

My semi-solution was to subscribe to Napster. I pay $14.95 a month and can download just about anything that they have and their library is rather large, (including lots of older stuff I have on vinyl.) Sometimes a track might cost an additional $.99 and sometimes I pay that or I just don’t download that track. Plus, I can download a ton of other stuff I never had on vinyl. I know this may not exactly address your issue, but I thought I’d throw that out there.

Good luck!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

Technically no, you could record your own vinyl as long as it's for personal use and not commercial distribution. A criminal would suggest downloading a good VST audio plugin that simulated analog record album noise and mix it in with your limewire file to be safe, and be sure to write "copy of record album" on the cd and destroy the pc after you are done.

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Poster: skybob1 Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

thought so, damn

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Poster: Zooomabooma Date: Oct 16, 2007 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

Question: What if it was an Out Of Print LP that you couldn't find a copy of anywhere to purchase for your own?

Okay to dload then? Or are you just shit out of luck?

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

http://www.lala.com/

This is an album trading site. You put up a list of CD's you'd be willing to give, PLUS a list of the albums you are seeking and voila.....they even have postage paid envelopes.

My bro has used this site and has been very satisfied.

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Oct 15, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

Mr High Flow! Did my Felt Forum play okay? I've been gone from this site so long that I plumb forgot to ask you. Please let me know!

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 15, 2007 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

Hi Syd - Yes. And if I forgot to thank you.....SHIT! I am sorry.

Life is slowing down just a bit here, and I will likely have time to burn some stuff in the next few weeks.(That goes for the other 3 or 4 of my LMA brothers who are expecting stuff from me as well. I used to be fast....not recently.:()

So Syd, thanks for the Felt Disc. I have your address, something good is coming your way. Probably when you least expect it.

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Poster: mr_loophead Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

I find it quite enjoyable to digitize my vinyl collection. Listening to it real time while recording, then the quick task of MP3'ing it. Pretty easy to do, really.

What program are you using to 'convert'?

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Poster: 8974geg Date: Nov 8, 2007 4:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

As for me MelodyCan is one of the best converter. Cause this prog supports different audio/video file formats. Also conversion speed and quality is very good. So MelodyCan is my choice.

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Poster: skybob1 Date: Oct 15, 2007 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

mr-loophead, I think you`re probably right, it`s just going to take so long. I suppose I should look at this as an opportunity to listen to and enjoy everything I`ve got. Let you know if a record I`ve forgotten about is a gem.

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Poster: mr_loophead Date: Oct 15, 2007 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

I mean, I thought about it also -- buying digital music -- but I realized that I would have to spend money for someone else to do a job that I could do anyways. Plus I'm a sucker for the vinyl sound vs. 44.1 digital 'perfection'.

Now, I just have to hire someone to help me record the 15,000 records that are sitting on the shelves (Yikes! I just calculated that to be approx. 7,500 hours of audio). hahahah

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Oct 16, 2007 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Illegal downloading

wow, i wish i had vinyl, man. i would get an old vintage tube amp to listen to them, an old dynaco or something like that. you can't beat the warm analog sound. digital is convenient, mostly free, and that's why it's king. it costs more to get a nice turntable,cartridge, tube amps, and speakers than it's worth. you can get an ipod or a cd burner so much cheaper, but you pay with less than optimum sound.

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